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About King Ashoka in Maurya Empire

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# Son of Mauryan Emperor Bindusara and Subhadrangi. Grandson of Chandragupta Maurya.
# His other names were Devanampiya (Sanskrit Devanampriya meaning Beloved of the Gods) and Piyadasi.
# Considered one of India’s greatest emperors.
# He was born in 304 BC.
# His reign lasted from 268 BC to 232 BC when he died.
# At its zenith, Ashoka’s empire stretched from Afghanistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east. It covered almost the whole Indian subcontinent except present Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and modern-day Sri Lanka.
# Ashoka built many edicts all over India including in present-day Nepal and Pakistan.
# His capital was at Pataliputra (Patna) and had provincial capitals at Taxila and Ujjain.
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